Heart Month Calcium Scoring Special

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New Year’s Resolutions: for Kids!

Our Downtown Internal Medicine/Pediatrics (Med-Peds) physician, Dr. Ryan Tomlinson, offers tips for New Year’s resolutions for the whole family! We’ve all heard the phrase “new year, new me,” but have you considered extending this notion to your kids? The new year is a great time to set goals for not only yourself, but the entire family. It’s important to set...

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3 Tips in Your Exercise Prescription

Our Waukee Family Medicine physician, Dr. William Schupp, shares 3 flexible and important exercise tips to incorporate into your daily life. Exercise is one of the most important ways to maintain your health and well-being. It’s the most effective way to improve your cardio-respiratory fitness – the number 1 predictor of how long you will live. It’s also the most...

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Turning Bystanders into First Responders

Stop the Bleed West Des Moines is the first city in Iowa to participate in the national Stop the Bleed program. Stop the Bleed was launched in 2015 to train and equip people who might find themselves involved in an emergency situation where a person has serious bleeding. With the proper tools and knowledge, a person can stop life-threatening bleeding....

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WINTER WEATHER UPDATE

January 24, 2017: 4:40 PM No closings to report at this time.        

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Holiday Tips

Some quick holiday tips from Internist, Dr. Danney Drewry Can you believe it? It’s that time of the year again… Yep – the holidays. Whether it’s Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, or Hanukah, these holidays bring special meaning to us. In the spirit of holiday giving, I would like to provide a few quick tips to keep you healthy and happy...

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Trick-or-Treat Safety

Quick tips to stay safe this Halloween!   Swords, knives and similar costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible.   Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.   Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.   Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount...

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Don’t Ignore a Lump

Having fibrocystic breasts made it easy for Vicki Haley to dismiss lumps as cysts. Written By: BJ Towe Vicki Haley, 60, of Ankeny found a lump in her breasts when she was about 30 years old. After it was removed by lumpectomy, she learned she had fibrocystic breast disease, a noncancerous condition in which fibrous tissue or fluid-filled cysts form...

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“Healthy” With Cancer

Like many healthy women, Janna Foels, 46, delayed having her first mammogram. “I was one of those people who kept thinking ‘I’m healthy; I don’t really need to get a mammogram,’” says Janna Foels of Urbandale. Last year at the urging of her Family Medicine physician, Robert Lee, M.D., “I thought it was truly time I go get this taken care...

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Two Weeks from Diagnosis to Surgery

Like many women, West Des Moines’ Courtney Bell, 35, didn’t perform the recommended monthly self-exams on her breasts. But on a Saturday morning in October 2013, something told her she should. “I was changing the batteries in my smoke detectors and thought, ‘What else should I be doing?’” she says. She headed to her bedroom, stood in front of the...

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